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Conveyancing in Hockley : Keep it Local

Hockley Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £7,907
  • 2 112 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Hockley
  • 3 Average time frame of 19 days for registration of title in Hockley
  • 4 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hockley
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Hockley that are buy to let is 5%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hockley since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hockley

When does exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Hockley and do I need to be at the lawyers branch?

Where you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Hockley you are invited in to sign the paperwork. However, the firms we work with supply a national conveyancing service and give just as diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the purchase agreement is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hockley)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

Our bank has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Hockley but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Hockley or nearer to where I live. Can you help?

Far from all Hockley conveyancing practices are on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make use of the above find an approved solicitor tool to identify a Hockley conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.

I have justfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Hockley for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Hockley conveyancing specialists.

I am purchasing a new build house in Hockley with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about this extras as it may adversely affect my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

My husband and I are 3 weeks into a leasehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the estate agent to execute conveyancing in Hockley. I am am starting to be dissatisfied with the quality of service. Could you help me find new solicitors?

They would need to be really bad to suggest replacing them. Has the mortgage been issued? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the replacement conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid escalating costs and complications. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Hockley

We are in the midst of selling our flat in Hockley. Conveyancing lawyers are doing their job but we are being charged an extortionate amount by the landlord. So far we have paid £225 for a leasehold management pack and then a further £118 for supplemental queries supplied by the purchaser's conveyancing practitioner.

Your solicitor will not have any say over the extent of the fee for this information but the average costs for the information for Hockley leasehold property is £350. When it comes to Hockley conveyancing sales it is standard for the seller to cover the costs. The freeholder or their agents are not duty bound to answer these questions although many will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices disproportionate to the work involved. Regretfully there is no legislation that mandates capped charges for administrative tasks. Nor is there any prescriptive time frame by which they are obliged to supply the information.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hockley regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hockley but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hockley

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hockley specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Domestic in Hockley is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Hockley searches with respect to the title
  • Reviewing draft contract and other papers received from the owner’s lawyer
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Considering the replies supplied by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (if relevant) at the HMLR.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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